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Colin L. Driscoll, M.D.

  1. Otolaryngologist

Colin L.W. Driscoll, M.D., is an Otolaryngologist with a subspecialty certification in Neurotology who has a special interest in ear and skull base disorders.

His Clinical focus includes:

  • Evaluation and management of tumors involving the ear/skull base including, vestibular schwannoma, glomus tumors and facial nerve tumors.
  • He diagnosis and manages the range of disorders involving the middle and inner ear such as, cholesteatoma, otosclerosis and all types of hearing loss.
  • He works on a multidisciplinary skull base surgery team to provide patient centric and comprehensive care. Choosing a treatment path requires a careful review of options and a particular focus on an individual patient's priorities.

In addition to clinical activities Dr. Driscoll is active in research and the education of residents and fellows. He has had many leadership positions at Mayo Clinic and nationally and is currently Chair of the Department of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery.

  1. Acoustic neuroma
  2. Age-related hearing loss
  3. Cholesteatoma
  4. Encephalocele
  5. Facial nerve disorder
  6. Facial paralysis
  7. Facial weakness
  8. Glomus tumor
  9. Hearing loss
  10. Hearing loss in children
  11. Hemangioma
  12. Meningioma
  13. Middle ear disease
  14. Middle ear infection
  15. Middle ear tumor
  16. Neurofibromatosis type 2
  17. Otosclerosis
  18. Schwannoma
  19. Schwannomatosis
  20. Sensorineural hearing loss
  21. Skull base tumor
  22. Superior semicircular canal dehiscence
  23. Temporal bone cancer
  1. Acoustic neuroma surgery
  2. Cochlear implant procedure
  3. Ear surgery
  4. Middle ear reconstruction
  5. Nerve decompression
  6. Skull base surgery
  7. Stapedectomy
  8. Stapes surgery
  • Acoustic neuromas and other tumors of the ear, temporal bone, skull base and facial nerve
  • Cochlear implants and other implantable hearing devices
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic ear disease
  • Otosclerosis
  1. 1999
    Fellow - Neurotology and Skull Base SurgeryUniversity of California, San Francisco
  2. 1997
    ResidentOtolaryngology, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  3. 1997
    Resident - OtorhinolaryngologyMayo Clinic in Rochester
  4. 1993
    Internship - General SurgeryMayo Clinic in Rochester
  5. 1992
    MDUniversity of New Mexico
  6. 1985
    BA - GeologyPomona College

Certifications

  1. 2006
    NeurotologyAmerican Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  2. 1998
    Otolaryngology - Head & Neck SurgeryAmerican Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Awards and honors

  1. 2021
    Distinguished Alumni of the YearBreck School
  2. 2009
    Teacher of the YearDepartment of Otolaryngology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  3. 2006
    Cum Laude (Imaging Microscopy of the Middle and Inner Ear Scientific exhibit)American Society of Neuroradiology
  4. 2004
    Excellence in TeachingMayo Clinic
  5. 2003
    Individual Award for ExcellenceMayo Clinic
  6. 2003
    Excellence in Teaching RecognitionMayo Clinic
  7. 2001
    Teacher of the YearDepartment of Otolaryngology, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  8. 1998
    Neurotology Fellows ScholarshipAwarding Organization
  9. 1996
    Sight & Hearing Research AwardAwarding Organization
  10. 1992
    Khatali Alumni AwardAwarding Organization
  11. 1992
    AOAAlpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  12. 1991
    ScholarshipGreater Albuquerque Medical Auxiliary
  13. 1989
    H.J. Holden Merit ScholarshipAwarding Organization
  14. 1988
    H.J. Holden Merit ScholarshipAwarding Organization

Professional memberships

  1. 2024 - 2025
    President – ElectAmerican Neurotology Society
  2. 2016 - 2019
    Board ChairmanAmerican Cochlear Implant Alliance
  3. 2015 - present
    Executive Committee MemberAmerican Cochlear Implant Alliance
  4. 2014 - 2017
    Executive Council MemberAmerican Neurotology Society
  5. 2014 - 2015
    MemberANS Education Committee, American Neurotology Society
  6. 2013 - 2017
    Member at LargeO & N Board of Directors, American Neurotology Society
  7. 2013 - 2015
    Advisory Board MemberO & N Board of Directors, American Neurotology Society
  8. 2013 - 2015
    Committee MemberANS Education Committee, American Neurotology Society
  9. 2012 - present
    Active MemberAmerican Otological Society
  10. 2010 - 2015
    MemberContinuing Medical Education Committee, American Neurotology Society
  11. 2009 - 2017
    MemberENT Pediatric One Voice
  12. 2009 - 2011
    Executive Committee MemberOutpatient Practice Subcommittee, Clinical Practice Committee - Rochester
  13. 2009 - present
    MemberHospital Facilities Planning Committee
  14. 2008 - 2014
    Vice ChairSpace and Remodeling Subcommittee, Clinical Practice Committee - Rochester
  15. 2007 - 2008
    PresidentMinnesota Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  16. 2006 - 2007
    Program Organizing ChairMinnesota Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  17. 2006 - 2007
    Vice PresidentExecutive Council, Minnesota Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  18. 2006 - present
    Section ChairDivision of Otology, Department of Otorhinolaryngology
  19. 2005 - 2014
    MemberSpace and Remodeling Subcommittee, Clinical Practice Committee - Rochester
  20. 2003 - 2011
    ChairClinical Practice Committee, Department of Otorhinolaryngology
  21. 2003 - 2008
    Vice ChairWork station Oversight Group, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  22. 2002 - 2005
    MemberExecutive Council, Minnesota Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  23. 2002 - present
    MemberAmerican Neurotology Society
  24. 2001 - 2007
    MemberAdvisory Commmittee, Scientific Program, American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  25. 2000 - 2015
    Medical DirectorCochlear Implantation, Division of Otology, Department of Otorhinolaryngology
  26. 2000 - present
    MemberMinnesota Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  27. 1993 - present
    MemberAmerican Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  28. 1992 - present
    MemberAlpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

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Research activities

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